Below is an archive of news about Penn State Geography faculty, students, staff, and alumni in descending order by date.
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:36am
Description: by Lakshman Yapa, Department of Geography, Penn StateEven though higher income households vote Republican in all regions of the country, paradoxically, states that vote Republican are overwhelming poor. This is part one of a two-part series...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 3:20pm
Description: by Chelsea Gilliam and Everleigh Stokes   From left: Shannon Grumbly, Cynthia Brewer, Chelsea Gilliam, Xinke Cheng, Rachel Passmore, Mingjie Li, Eric Aspril, Brandon Belajac, Kendra Martz, Shang Liu, Stacy Nowicki, Yiting Ju,...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:55am
Description: Faculty and students in the Department of Geography were busy in 2012, publishing in multiple formats on topics such as health, women and climate change, and mapping innovations.  Here is a roundup of books, chapters, articles, and papers that were...
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 3:37pm
Description: Marnie Deibler was chosen as this year's recipient of the 2012 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Circle of Excellence award. The award was presented at the annual Dean's Staff Appreciation Luncheon on December 19.   ...
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 12:05pm
Description: An invasive grass species may be one reason fires are bigger and more frequent in certain regions of the western United States, according to a team of researchers.  Researchers used satellite imagery to identify cheatgrass, a...
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:31am
Description: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT by Aimee Culbert   For Emily Connor and Brianna Hammond, two Department of Geography seniors graduating on December 22,  exploring the field of geography was not the college plan they had...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:55am
Description: Karl Zimmerer, professor and head of the Department of Geography, received the honor of being chosen as one of six Penn State faculty members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). New inductees are elected by the...
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:23pm
Description: RESEARCH COMMENTARY by Alan H. TaylorThe extent and severity of fires in the United States during the last decade has increased to more than twice the yearly average area over the previous decade. A major cause of this increase is the accumulated impact...
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 4:11pm
Description: This week, November 11–17, is Geography Awareness Week. Founded by presidential proclamation almost 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:27am
Description: Charles Ferrer, a senior in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, was elected on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to serve a three-year term on the five-member Bergenfield, New Jersey, Board of Education. “I was motivated...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 2:56pm
Description: Fall 2012 issue of Penn State GEOGRAPHY newsletter now published online.  Highlights:• Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Everleigh Stokes“I want to strengthen the relationships among students by making sure those with different majors and different...
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:22am
Description:  UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT by Rachel Brown Michael Sutherland (at left) and his hand drawn map of Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Rachel Brown. Nicknamed “the human GPS” by his mother for an...
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:06pm
Description: For the past ten years, the University Libraries and Penn State's Office of the Provost have sponsored an initiative to recognize recently tenured and promoted Penn State faculty. Through the program, each newly tenured or promoted...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:41am
Description: OPEN RANK FACULTY POSITION IN GEOGRAPHY: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY   Tenure track faculty position at open rank. The Department of Geography at Penn State invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position...
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:07am
Description: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GEOGRAPHY (ENERGY POLICY): THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY   Tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department of Geography (www.geog.psu.edu) welcomes...

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